CFP: PRONI Conference on Institutions in Irish History

‘Prisons, Asylums, Workhouses: Institutions in Irish History’.
The call for papers closes on 31st March 2019. Abstracts not exceeding 250
words in length, together with a short biography should be sent to Dr Gillian
Allmond at irishinstitutions@gmail.com
The conference will take place over two days, 13th to 14 June 2019 at the Public
Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), which is located in the Titanic Quarter
of Belfast. Conference events will include a wine reception and tour of Clifton
House, the former poorhouse for Belfast; a conference dinner at Crumlin Road
Gaol (including a tour of the former prison) and a walking tour of West Belfast led
by former republican and loyalist prisoners. PRONI staff will lead tours of the
building during the conference and present selected archive records.

The conference is supported by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
(PRONI) and there is no charge to attend. Separate charges will be made for meals
and events.
Further details are available here: Call for Papers

CHOMI Seminar Series

Our next seminar will take place on Thursday 21 February 2019, at 5 pm in Room K114, School of History, UCD

Dr Isabella Jackson (Assistant Professor in Chinese History at Trinity College Dublin) will deliver a paper entitled ‘Child slavery and changing conceptions of girlhood in modern Chinese history’.

More details available here: CHOMI seminar (Dr Isabella Jackson) 21 February 2019

2019 Scientiae Conference

The 2019 Scientiae conference will be held at Queen’s University, Belfast from June 12th-15th. Based on proposals already accepted, we anticipate a conference of approximately 175 scholars, most of them at mid- or senior-career. However, to encourage local participation, we are pleased to invite further proposals from researchers on the island of Ireland only, with a deadline of March 8th.

Scientiae is the interdisciplinary conference on intellectual culture, 1400-1800. It is centred on, but not limited to, developments in the early-modern natural sciences. Philosophers, historians, literary scholars and others are invited to share their perspectives on this vital period. Belfast 2019 will be our 8th annual meeting.

Proposals are invited for:

  • Individual (20-minute) papers: Please submit a descriptive title, 250-word abstract, and one-page CV.
  • Complete panels: Same as above for each paper, plus 150-word rationale for the panel. Maximum four panellists, plus chair (and/or respondent).
  • Workshops: One-page CV for each workshop leader, plus 250-word plan for the session: topic, techniques, hands-on resources, etc.
  • Seminars: One-page CV for each seminar leader, plus 250-word rationale for the session: its topic, and its suitability for treatment in seminar format.

All proposals should be sent to pertransibunt@gmail.com.

For more details about the programme so far see 2019.SCIENTIAE.CFP.Ext.Ireland

For more information, and the conference poster, click here

 

DCU: The Rising Talent Fellowship Programme

Rising Talent is an ambitious fellowship programme that aims to recruit high-performing, globally competitive post-doctoral researchers seeking to develop their academic careers.

The first call for applications is now open – closing date of December 14th 2018 

These prestigious appointments, at Assistant Professor grade, are an important component in DCU’s investment in research excellence and are designed to recruit and support our future research leaders. While successful candidates will have the opportunity to build their academic career by developing their teaching skills, the primary focus of the Rising Talent Programme is on excellence in research and on advancing the university’s research profile.

This programme is designed to:

  • Build excellence in key areas of research strength
  • Attract and develop talented staff who will further the University’s research ambitions
  • Enhance collaboration with leading national and international research partners
  • Increase the university’s research competitiveness and reputation at both a national and international level

We seek researchers across a breadth of domains. Six priority research themes reflect the core research strengths and concentrations of expertise in the University:

  1. Health technologies and the healthy society
  2. Digital innovation and the digital society
  3. Advanced manufacturing and materials
  4. Sustainable economies and societies
  5. Democratic and secure societies
  6. Educational research and innovation.
Find out more about this exciting opportunity and details of our application process here

Centaurus: Call for Proposals

Annual Call for Proposals: Special Issues of Centaurus

Centaurus, the official Journal of the European Society for the History of Science, regularly publishes issues dedicated to a special theme.
Recently published special issues include:

•       Tercentenary of D’Alembert’s Birth (1717-1783): A Review of the Latest Research.

•       The Promises of Science: Historical Perspectives.

•       How Do Writings in the Early Astral Sciences Reveal Mathematical Practices?

•       Scoops, Scams and Scuffles: The Construction of Prehistoric Knowledge in Newspapers.


The ESHS and the Editorial Board of Centaurus are now soliciting proposals for special issues for 2020 and 2021.


Proposals should include the following:


1.      A description of the topic and its significance (approximately 500 words).

2.      A list of 6 to 10 contributors and a title and paragraph describing each contributor’s individual essay. Note that we would normally expect a diverse set of authors.

3.      A brief CV of the guest editor(s).

4.      A schedule of production (date of first submission; time for peer review; time for revisions; final version ready).


Centaurus is growing and special issues can now be larger than before. More than 150 pages (75,000 words) are available for a special issue. All topics that fall within the scope of the journal can be chosen. See the website of the journal  
here

For more detailed information for authors, see the author guidelines here


We are especially looking forward to receiving proposals for interdisciplinary special issues.


The committee selecting the special issues will be composed of the editorial board and ESHS representatives. Criteria include the quality, innovative character and interest of the proposal, the expertise of the guest editor(s), the expertise and diversity of the authors, and the coherence and feasibility of the project.


Deadline: proposals should be sent to the editor (at the address below) no later than January 15, 2019. The results of the selection process will be announced in February 2019.


If you cannot make this deadline, please send a note to the Editor, and it may be possible to negotiate a different deadline. Ad hoc proposals will also be considered, but proposals sent in response to the Annual Call will receive priority.

Robert Boyle Winter School

The First Robert Boyle Winter School is taking place in Dr. Steevens’ Hospital on Friday 7 December 2018. This is a joint initiative of the Robert Boyle Summer School and the Edward Worth Library.

Places can be booked on ‘eventbrite’ Robert Boyle Winter School.

Details of the programme are available here: Robert Boyle Winter School programme

RAMI History of Medicine Section Lecture

The Workhouse of the South Dublin Union
by Davis Coakley, Emeritus Professor of Medical Gerontology at TCD and formerly Consultant Physician at SJH

Wednesday 28th November 2018 at 6.15 pm, Geoffrey Burke Room, First Floor, Setanta House, Setanta Place, Dublin 2

Further details available here: RAMICoakleyFLYER

All Welcome, particularly students